Henry Beston

Name ID 964

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Beston, Henry The Outermost House
Extract Date: 1925 circa


"We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth."

a fuller quotation from Philip Greenspun

Extract ID: 3389

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1928 Publishes: Beston, Henry The Outermost House


Extract ID: 3144

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Beston, Henry The Outermost House
Extract Date: 1928


For animals shall not be measured by man.

In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.

They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of earth.

Inscribed on an animal carving in Lusaka Airport

Extract ID: 118
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